Friday, September 26, 2008

Balancing Act

I have a 15-page Research paper due soon and it is hard balancing school, family and a new church. My school work has been the place that I have not paid enough attention too.

The next three days will be very busy at the church because it is the "50th Anniversary" celebration. Yes, three days of celebration. Don't ask me.......

On the good news front, my head is feeling much better today. It is apparently harder than the concrete driveway, which isn't that surprising. So I was able to get the first ten pages on the paper finished, when all I really wanted to do was sleep after all the drama of yesterday. I think the desire to sleep might be subliminally planted in my subconscious because I am surrounded by three dogs that are snoring quite loudly.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Bad Hair Day

This has been a very rough day. I ended up flat on my back in the driveway with a concussion (well, it felt like a concussion). After being knocked over by one of the dogs who was in the process of being bathed. Well, let me go back to the very beginning.

I was putting on my mascara getting ready for work, when a hysterical child comes running in the bathroom claiming to have just killed a "bug" in her hair. Yes, may the good Lord have mercy on me, she had lice. Needless to say, I never did get my mascara on.

It is amazing how long it takes to clean everything in your house. Treat yourself, your child, and all the other living animals in the house. Spend $50 on treatment stuff, and another $25 at the Laundry Mat washing everything.

We are currently bug free but will have to re-treat in a few days. We were able to trace the source of her infestation.......the Halloween Store where she tried on costumes, which included wearing a pirate hat around the store the entire time we were there.

She is currently taking another shower. Oh well, my house in clean and there are no dirty clothes, towels, sheets, pillows, blankets...................... or dogs, or cats.

My head hurts, my neck hurts, my back hurts.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Greed and Seed

GREED: I heard on MSNBC -- Jeffery Sach's say that more money was given out in bonuses on Wall Street last year then the entire world gave in aid to the continent of Africa. Shame on them and Shame on us for allowing it.

SEED: Last night I participated in my very first Cyber-Bible Study. It really went very well and I am hopeful that a combination of media's will help us be more effective in growing our faith. There were a few glitches early on (people had different versions of Yahoo's Messenger) but we had a very good conversation while our children did homework, bathed, etc. Plus, the commute to bed was extremely short.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Guilt Trip

My grandmother's service went very well and was well attended. It was a very difficult service to perform and I don't want to be asked to do any more of my family members. The rest of the trip was not so great. My mother has been thrown into an emotional wreck and as a result really laid the guilt on thick. She wants me to move home. I'm not sure what she thinks that would accomplish but you know Mom's she wants me close. I hope that this gets better and soon.

I got another anti-Obama hate email from a former church member. This time I replied and told her how offensive and racist the email was and to please not send me anymore of them. Surprisingly, I haven't heard back from her.

The church is having a HUGE 50th Anniversary celebration this week-end (it is lasting for three days of stuff). Yippeee!!!!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


My grandmother passed away on Thursday. My family has asked me to conduct the funeral services. Pray that I make it through the service. I couldn't go to my family right away because my senior pastor is on vacation, so I am preaching both services on Sunday, which is probably for the best since I would me driving into the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wednesday Night

Wednesday night we were suffering from the remnants of Hurricane Gustav. Trees were falling everywhere, power was off, and then my water heater tank burst and water went everywhere.

Plumbers are coming today to replace said water heater but apparently the old one was thirty years old and so many, many code violations have to be addressed. They think that they might have it replaced today.

Luckily, I rent so I won't have to come up with the $835 to repair the thing.

Unluckily (for those around me), I haven't showered in two days. I am going to have to take a cold shower if they can't get it installed today because I have my very first Pet Blessing Service tomorrow. The excitement level is very high at the church for this service. My thoughts are.......if I come home tomorrow without having been will have been a good day.

I might just start boiling water and take an old-fashioned bath. Hmmmm......

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Dance Starts Again

Well, I spoke with the Conference BOM person and it looks like I get to start the process for Commissioning right away in this conference. I really thought that I would have to wait for a year before they would let me begin. I hope that this is a good sign.

I go next Tuesday for my psychological examination. This time it is a woman. I don't know that will make a difference but I'm hopeful. The only big problem that I see is that I have an extremely short period of time to get everything finished in time. I have to have everything in to the District by October 1st and to the Conference by November 1st.

So wish me luck, cross your fingers, and add me to your prayer lists. I am going to try very hard to get it all done so that I don't have to put it off for another year but I am not going to stress if it doesn't happen.